9.68L farmers get Rs1,537 cr under PM-KISAN scheme, says Thakur

Tribune News Service

Shimla, January 1

An amount of Rs 1,537 crore was disbursed to around 9.68 lakh eligible farmers of Himachal Pradesh today under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) scheme up to December 31, said Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur here.

The Prime Minister today released the 10th installment of the minimum financial benefit under the PM-KISAN Scheme from New Delhi virtually. Around Rs 20,946 crore was disbursed to more than 10.09 crore farmer families of the country.

He also released an equity grant of more than Rs 14.04 crore to about 351 Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs) of the country, including Rs 16.72 lakh to seven FPOs of the state, benefiting more than 1.24 lakh farmers. The Chief Minister attended the virtual function from Shimla.

Agriculture contributes about 13.62 per cent of the State Gross Domestic Product.

Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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